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Photographie Lunaire: Albategnius – Hipparque – Hyginus
Maurice Loewy and Pierre Henri Puiseux’s Atlas Photographique de la Lune (Photographic Atlas of the Moon) is among the 19th century’s most ambitious photographic projects. Loewy and Puiseux’s atlas took some 14 years of observation and more than 6,000 negatives to complete. The 70 photogravure plates are impressive for their scale and beauty, and they remained the most detailed mapping of the moon until the second half of the 20th century.
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Maurice Loewy, French, born Austria, 1833–1907Pierre Henri Puiseux, French, 1855–1928
Photographie Lunaire: Albategnius – Hipparque – Hyginusfrom Atlas Photographique de la Lune (Photographic Atlas of the Moon)
- 1894, printed 1894–1900
- Image: 22 3/4 × 18 7/8 in. (57.8 × 47.9 cm) Sheet: 30 1/4 × 23 5/8 in. (76.8 × 60 cm) Tissue Overlay: 25 3/8 × 20 in. (64.5 × 50.8 cm)
- Credit Line
Museum purchase funded by Michael Zilkha in honor of Al Reinert
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
[Vintage Works, Ltd., Chalfont, Pennsylvania]; purchased by MFAH, 2017.